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Introduction to Quickenberry

Quickenberry Lodge and Guesthouse is located on Terrace Downs Golf Resort right beneath Mt. Hutt  in the High Country of Canterbury in the South Island of New Zealand. Staying at Quickenberry is an experience of tranquility, fresh air, romance, starry summer skies, stormy winter nights, curling up by the fire and really good food and wine.

Quickenberry is a delightful small lodge in a beautiful setting only one hour's drive from Christchurch right on Terrace Downs Golf Resort. It is on the doorstep of an exciting and largely unspoilt und undiscovered adventure playground high above the Rakaia river extending in one big sweep right up to the snowcapped Southern Alps of New Zealand.




The Quickenberry Vegetable Cookbook  

Our cookbook has finally been published. It is a lovely book in hard cover, with dust jacket and glossy pages and pictures. It is full of stories on food and of course full recipes on how to cook and present vegetables in new and delicous ways. Below is what The Press had to say on December 6th 2013: 

Robert Koller came to New Zealand from Switzerland and the eclectic collection of vegetable dishes in his book are, like his travel adventures, 'as fancy dictates'. Complex vegetable dishes are a Koller signature and feature in the four-course feasts he prepares daily at Quickenberry for his guests. They are not written for those who want to whip a meal up in 20 minutes. Nor are they for those who only ever eat frozen peas. The recipes often comprise layers of colour and flavour and are at first glance, complex. Closer study reveals many steps but Koller's instructions are clear and success is all but guaranteed. Photography is simple and without artifice. Vegetables are the stars of the book, says the chef author but the culinary techniques he shares with his readers are , to my mind, more important Give to a friend who loves to entertain but it does not follow the Jamie Oliver school of cookery.


The book is available in selected shops and online at quickenberry@xtra.co.nz



Winner of Best Lodge in New Zealand

At New Zealand Travel Industry Awards 2012

Finalists for the awards were selected from entries that businesses submitted in May and then subsequently voted on by industry peers. Those that received the most votes proceeded to the finalist stage where they were judged by seven highly regarded judges in the tourism and hospitality industry. 


Businesses were judged on specific criteria including consistent overall business performance and success, understanding customer needs and expectations for an exceptional experience, and high levels of customer satisfaction, among a range of other benchmarks. 


To experience it all yourself book one of our packages like our dinner, bed and breakfast deal which is only $400.00 including a pre dinner drink and a delicious four course meal. 


Book now on quickenberry@xtra.co.nz







Christine and Robert Koller, the owners of Quickenberry Lodge and Guesthouse are from England and Switzerland respectively where they trained and worked for many years in tourism and hospitality. They also owned two very successful restaurants in New Zealand. They will pamper you with a special sort of hospitality which is not only one of the great traditions of both their home lands but also of the New Zealand High Country.

Quickenberry Lodge and Guesthouse is the ideal base to stay and discover the surrounding and stunning high country of the Lake Coleridge area. Indulge yourself in a range of activities and adventure packages available at Quickenberry. These include options for golf at the Terrace Downs Golf Course, ranked third in New Zealand, hot air ballooning, fishing, hunting, skiing and much more.

Make your New Zealand travel experience memorable and stay in style and comfort at Quickenberry Lodge and Guesthouse.


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